Life around the Silver Creek Ranch in southern Logan County has changed since nine miniature horses started calling this place home. It became even more interesting when three more miniature horses were born shortly after the others arrived 2½ months ago.
The babies weighed less than 20 pounds and looked like stuffed animals running around the pasture at Coltrane and Seward roads. Most people can’t drive by without stopping and taking pictures. "There isn’t a time when you come out here and they don’t make you laugh,” said owner Sheila Hall, an accomplished endurance horse racer. "I didn’t know they would get so much attention. "They are so sweet. They are just like a big dog.” Hall’s daughter, Nicole Bow, who is co-owner of the horses, agrees. "They are a lot of fun,” Bow said. "It is rewarding at the end of the day.” But these miniature horses aren’t just going to pose for pictures in the pasture. They will be working at birthday parties and special events.